About TISSNET 2019

Tata Institute of Social Sciences will conduct TISSNET (Tata Institute of Social Sciences – National Entrance Test) for batch 2019-2021 in online mode. Only the eligible candidates can apply in any of the 55 post-graduate degree programmes that are offered by TISS. The programmes are offered at 5 of its centres that are – TISS Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai (Banyan), Guwahati and Tuljapur. TISSNET 2019 will have objective type questions that include four sections namely General Awareness, Maths & Logical Reasoning and English Proficiency. All the shortlisted candidates in the online test have to undergo Pre-Interview Test/Group Discussion and Personal Interview for final selection. TISSNET 2019 is going to be conducted at various centres across the country. 

Exam level: University Level Exam
Frequency: Once a Year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Duration 1.6 Hours

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TISSNET 2019 Important Dates

24 Oct, 2018 (Tentative) Application - Start Date | Mode: Offline and Online
21 Dec, 2018 (Tentative) Admit Card - Available | Mode: Online
06 Jan, 2019 (Tentative) Exam | Mode: Online
27 Jan, 2019 (Tentative) Result | Mode: Online

TISSNET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Tata Institute of Social Sciences decides the TISSNET 2019 eligibility criteria for the aspirants. It is essential for the candidates to know the eligibility criteria, before applying for TISSNET to avoid any rejection at later stages. The eligibility criteria for TISSNET 2019 is as follows:

  • Candidates who are appearing for their final year examination can apply for TISSNET 2019 but they need to submit their final year examination result on the date prescribed by the exam conducting body. Until then the admission will be provisional and if a candidate fails to do so, the admission will be cancelled.  
  • Candidates with three years’ of Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university are eligible to apply
  • Also, candidates who are in 3rd or 4th year of the degree programme and must have passed in all the subjects from semester 1 to 4 and semester 1 to 6 respectively to apply for TISSNET 2019. 

TISSNET 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Offline and Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Bank Challan

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Offline and Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1030
OBC Offline and Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 260
SC Offline and Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 260
ST Offline and Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 260

TISSNET Application Form 2019 will be available online as well as in offline mode. The application form is expected to release in October/November. Also, candidates must keep the following points in mind when filling the TISSNET 2019 application form: 

  • Candidates have to upload all the required documents and certificates while filling the application form of TISSNET 2019
  • Candidates can apply for three programmes in any of the two campuses of TISS. They can apply for all the three programmes in one application form and have to pay the application fee for all the three courses. They must not fill more than one form or else it might lead to cancellation of all the application form. 

Documents required while filling up the application form:

  • Income certificate (SC/ST/OBC – NC) in pdf format
  • Cast Certificate for SC/ST and non-creamy layer certificate for OBC candidates in pdf format
  • Certificate of disability for differently abled candidates in pdf format
  • TISS copy of challan if paid by cash
  • photograph 
  • Signature 

How to apply for TISSNET 2019 – Online mode

Candidates who are applying online have to do the registration by entering a valid email ID and phone number. Soon after registration, candidates will receive login credentials which have to use for login and then filling the application form. After registration, they need to log in and have to enter their basic details, educational details, and the name of the programme they wish to apply for. After completing this step, they need to pay the application fee either by depositing cash in any SBI branch or by using credit/debit card and net banking. The application fee will depend upon the number of programmes they have applied for. Also, candidates have to upload their photograph, signature and other necessary documents/certificates. Candidates are advised to take a print out of the application form for future reference. 

How to apply for TISSNET 2019 -  Offline mode

Candidates who are not able to access the internet or stays in remote areas can fill the TISSNET 2019 application form in offline mode by taking a printout of the form. They also have to follow the same procedure as given to the online applicants. Candidates can pay the application fee in cash at any branch of SBI. Attach all the required documents and paste the photograph. Check the form properly and then post it to the official address - Assistant Registrar (Academic), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Mumbai, 400088. 

TISSNET Application Fee


Number of programmes


                                                    Mode of Payment


    Net Banking


Online Payment – Credit/Debit Card


Cash payment by using prescribed            challan at any SBI branch




General (Rs.)


General (Rs.)




General (Rs.)




For 1 programme










1000 + Bank Charges


250 + Bank Charges


For 2 Programmes










2000 + Bank Charges


500 + Bank Charges


For 3 Programmes










3000 + Bank Charges


750 + Bank Charges


TISSNET 2019 Preparation Tips

All the interested candidates who want to qualify TISSNET must go through the exam pattern and prepare accordingly. Candidates must also solve previous years’ question papers and take mock tests for better results. TISSNET 2019 will include questions from English, Logical Reasoning and General awareness.  Candidates are advised to read newspapers, stay updated about the latest events and practice class 10th, and 12th maths. Students should keep the following preparation points in mind:

  • Make a proper schedule and follow it
  • Candidates should start with the easiest portion as that will motivate them to practice further
  • Take proper sleep 
  • Do not stress yourself 
  • Keep the last few months for revision 

TISSNET 2019 Exam Pattern

TISSNET 2019 exam pattern states that it is a computer-based national level entrance test which consists of multiple choice questions based on Maths & Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, and English Proficiency.  Candidates must go through the exam pattern of TISSNET 2019 for better preparation and understanding of the type of questions asked in the exam. The time duration given to the candidates is 1 hour 40 minutes. Candidates who have applied for more than one programme will have to answer one single question paper. The exam will consist of 100 questions for 100 marks. There will be no negative marking for any wrong answer. 

TISSNET Exam Pattern

Topic        Number of questions                     Total Marks        
General Awareness        40        40        
Maths & Logical             Reasoning        30        30        
English Proficiency        30        30        
Total        100        100        

TISSNET 2019 Admit Card

Admit card of TISSNET 2019 is released by Tata Institute of Social Sciences in online mode separately for all the stages of the selection procedure. All the candidates who have successfully completed and submitted the application process will receive the admit card of TISSNET 2019. The admit card can be downloaded by entering email ID and password that was generated at the time of registration. Candidates will not be allowed to appear in the exam without their TISSNET 2019 admit card. Also, candidates have to take one photo identity card such as Voter ID, Aadhaar Card, Passport, Pan Card to the exam centre. The admit card will have details like name, photograph, signature, the address of the venue, time of the exam, and name of programme applied for. Admit card of TISSNET 2019 will not be sent via post. In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, candidates must contact the authorities to get that corrected. 

TISSNET 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Faridabad
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
Greater Noida
Rajasthan Jaipur
Punjab Mohali
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Assam Guwahati
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
West Bengal Kolkata
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Nagaland Dimapur
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Maharashtra Aurangabad
Navi Mumbai
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Karnataka Bengaluru
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Telangana Hyderabad
Kerala Kochi
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • College Identity Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Pan Card
  • Passport

TISSNET 2019 Result

The result of TISSNET 2019 is expected to be announced in January and the final result will be declared in the third week of April.  Candidates can check their TISSNET result 2019 by using their email id and password. They can also check if they have been shortlisted for the Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview. Shortlisted candidates for TISSNET 2019 would need to download the application form which will be available from the third week of February. After the PIT, GD and PI rounds, the final result of TISSNET 2019 will be announced, declaring the list of selected students.

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TISSNET 2019 Cutoff

All the appearing candidates have to secure more than or equal to the  TISSNET 2019 cutoff in order to go for the next round of selection procedure. The cutoff of TISSNET varies for each category. Candidates who will secure the minimum qualifying marks in TISSNET 2019 will be short-listed for next round of selection process namely - Pre-Interview Test/Group Discussion and Personal Interview. 

TISSNET 2019 Selection Process

TISS selection process 2019 will include three stage – NET (National Entrance Test), PIT (Pre – Interview Test) and PI (Personal Interview).  Candidates need to do well in all the stages of the TISSNET 2019 selection process. The weightage given to each exam is given below -                                                

Selection stages        Weightage given        
NET (National Entrance Test)        40%        
PIT (Pre – Interview Test)        30%        
PI (Personal Interview)                     30%        

TISSNET (National Entrance Test) 2019

To get admission into TISS, candidates have to qualify the first stage of the TISSNET 2019 selection process that is NET. They need to secure at least  45% (for others) and 35% (for SC/ST) in the tISSNET 2019 exam. All the qualifying candidates in TISSNET 2019 will be called for the next round that is PIT.

Pre - Interview Test

Candidates shortlisted in TISSNET 2019 will have to undergo the second stage of the selection process of TISS that is PIT (Pre-Interview Test). This stage consist of a written test and also candidates are tested on their communication skills and analytical ability. For some programmes, group-discussion will also take place. 

Personal Interview

After the pre-interview test, candidates have to appear for a personal interview where they will be asked questions related to their course, academic details, work experience if any. 

If shortlisted in TISSNET 2019, candidates have to undergo all the stages of the selection process and have to give their best for final selection. 

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Admit Card
  • College Identity Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Pan Card
  • Passport
  • Voter ID Card
  • Marksheet and Certificate of Class X, XII and Graduation
  • Work experience Certificate (if applicable)

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